# write an equation to solve this problem: sixty is what perent of 80?

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- edwardLv 72 months ago
About 74%? I don’t know i didn’t use a calculator. So i guess >/=70:<80. Somewhere in that zone

- dogsafireLv 72 months agoReport
He asked for an equation, not a solution

And 60/80 = 6/8 = 3/4 = 75%

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- Pramod KumarLv 72 months ago
Just assume that 60 is x% of 80. We have, now, to find the value of x.

We have x% of 80 = 60

=> (x/100) of 80 = 60 ............ ANSWER

........ x

=> -------- of 80 = 60

..... 100

........ 80 * x

=> ------------ = 60

..... 100

=> 80 x = 60 * 100

............. 60 * 100 ........ 600

=> x = ------------ = ------------- = 75

.................. 80 .............. 8

That is 60 is 75% of 80 ................... Answer

This is an extremely complicated way to calculate it. 60/80 is the same sum and much, much quicker.

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- msoexpertLv 62 months ago
The key here is understanding how a percentage is calculated. It uses the basic formula: 𝐏 = 𝐁 𝐱 𝐑. Just fill in the pieces you have and then solve for the unknown variable. So you have to ask yourself the 60 would be your ______ and 80 would be your _____.

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- ♥Sweetness♥Lv 72 months ago
60/80=.75

.75x100= 75%

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Look~ you're lucky you got that out of me. Beggars can't be choosers. lol

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